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David Packer

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Studio Location
DogPack plywood 2009 22" x 35" x 9"
Bears that Dance ceramic, wood and rope 2009 44" x 34" x 28"
Bears that Dance media on paper 2009 22" x 30"
BatGod wood, stainless steel and mixed media 2009 64" x 44" x 44"
The Last of the V8s ceramic with auto paint 2006 40" x 21" x 28" each
Artist's Statement

My work discusses the relationship between man and nature, how one affects the other and how they interact in shared space. The actual practice involves sorting through source material, working on paper and then making and/or fabricating sculpture. The sculptures are of a medium size and made from wood, metal, or ceramic. The collages are on paper and include images, text, writing and drawing; they have a physical quality, not unlike sculpture. The work on paper exists as both independent expression and also as a precursor to later three-dimensional sculptures.

I start the process by collecting images from the world that interest me; they range from the industrial to the sacred and in between. These images naturally fall into specific categories, as I am only interested in certain things. The ideas originate from diverse sources starting with an image that I see, either an actual object or something in print or online.


One Person Exhibitions
2007 Hearts and Minds, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago
Trainspotting, Lyons Wier Ortt, New York
2006 The Last of the V8s, John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI
2002 Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Selected Exhibitions
2010 Bellwether 2010: Art Walk Bellevue, Bellevue
2009 Fresh Asphalt, Gallery Satori, New York
2008 Nothing at the End of the Lane, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
2006 The Shape of Things, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago
2005 Exit Biennial II: Traffic, Exit Art, New York,
Residencies and Awards
2007 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs
The MacDowell Colony, NH
2006 Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, WI
1994 M.F.A. Florida State University, FL
1983 B.A. Bristol School of Art, England